TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: Katrina Research Center to host reception for the exhibit “Opening Doors: A Photographic Look at What We All Have in Common.”
WHERE: Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 27, 5 – 8 p.m.
SPECIFICS: Beginning in fall 2008, disposable cameras were given to 15 immigrants from various Latin American countries living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Using the cameras, the participants were asked to chronicle their lives using photography. When the participants returned the cameras, project organizers enlarged the photographs to display for the exhibit.
The reception will feature live music and refreshments provided by El Rancho and Los Tres Amigos Mexican restaurants. The exhibit, sponsored by El Pueblo and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, will be available for viewing through Oct. 5.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .